Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
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Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)

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CARQUEST Wearever brake pads are premium original equipment style replacement brake pads. CARQUEST Wearever Brake Pads deliver superior stopping power and feature Advance Auto Part's exclusive multi-layer SoundLock noise dampening shim for ultra-quiet braking. Backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, CARQUEST Wearever brake pads will provide the reliable stopping and performance you are looking for!

Product Features:
  • Ceramic or semi-metallic OE replacement pads deliver superior stopping power
  • Slots and chamfers match OE design for reliable performance
  • Exclusive, multi-layer SoundLock shim provides ultra-quiet braking
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Abutment Hardware Included:Yes
Friction Material Thickness, Inner Pad:17 mm
Friction Material Thickness, Outer Pad:17 mm
Front or Rear Brakes:Front
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Pad FMSI Number:D1000
Pad Material:Semi-Metallic
Pad Shims Included:Yes
Pad Wear Sensor Included:Yes
Performance Pads:No

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Carquest Wearever GoldSemi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set)
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (12)
  • No fade (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (11)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

sure stopping ability

Installation is simple if you've ever replace pads before. Stopping power was equal to the pads being replaced (another brand of semi-metallic). Braking is quiet and smooth. Wear sensors were part of...Read complete review

Installation is simple if you've ever replace pads before. Stopping power was equal to the pads being replaced (another brand of semi-metallic). Braking is quiet and smooth. Wear sensors were part of brake pad, as expected. Even for a do-it-yourself'er, a basic set of brake installation and things-to-do reminder steps would be helpful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Less pad area than pictured

Have everything tore apart on the Uplander. Not sure I am going to use them as the pad surface area is only 2/3 of the OEM pads. They may work OK but I...Read complete review

Have everything tore apart on the Uplander. Not sure I am going to use them as the pad surface area is only 2/3 of the OEM pads. They may work OK but I am skeptical that they will have the stopping power of a more expensive pad. Picture shows same surface area as OEM but that isn't what was in the box. I am probably going to return them for a higher quality set.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

sure stopping ability

By 

from Levittown, Pa

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • No Fade

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Performance Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

    Installation is simple if you've ever replace pads before. Stopping power was equal to the pads being replaced (another brand of semi-metallic). Braking is quiet and smooth. Wear sensors were part of brake pad, as expected. Even for a do-it-yourself'er, a basic set of brake installation and things-to-do reminder steps would be helpful.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good Front Pads

    By 

    from Gallatin,TN

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight
    • Value

    Cons

    • Fades Under Hard Braking

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

    These pads are a pretty good value with decent stopping power.

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    4.0

    Better price than most

    By 

    from Eastern PA

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Replacement

    Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

    Good value for the money

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very quite

    By 

    from Sectiin Al

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    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

      Great product

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      5.0

      Great pads for the price

      By 

      from Ohio

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Decreased Stopping Distance
      • Easy To Install
      • No Fade

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement
        • Restoration

        Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

        High quality product have used before and continue to use them. Last longer than most other cheaper pads. Quiet, smooth stopping from these pads

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Brake Pads

        By 

        from Olathe, KS

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

        Service desk was great. I was happy with brake pads, there was no squeaking at all.

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Well fitting part, good value for cost

        By 

        from Joliet, Illionios

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

          Good procuct

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By 

          from Auburn,NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • No Fade

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

            Works great.Now I'm going to do the rear.

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            • Casual Driver

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            (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Smaller surface area

            By 

            from Washington, PA

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

            Cons

            • Brake surface smaller

            Best Uses

              Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

              Surface area of brake pad is 1/3 smaller than original pads. Installed anyway with the hope that it does not hurt stopping performance.

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              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Meets Expectations

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              from Jamestown, NY

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              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Carquest Wearever Gold Semi-Metallic Brake Pads - Front (4-Pad Set):

                Needed to grind down the slide part of the pad so it slides in the caliper nice, but I always have to do this so nothing new.

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                • Casual Driver

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                6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                • Q:

                  what cars do they fit gmkd 1000
                  Asked on 8/21/2016 by ron from west newton pa 15089

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Ron! As this part fits various makes and models, to check the exact fit application for the part number GMKD1000, please provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 8/22/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  Purchased these front brake pads (GMKD1000) for my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. Noticed right away that the friction material has approx. 1/3 less surface area than that of the O.E. pad. Does this pad meet the O.E. specs for performance and safety?
                  Asked on 1/7/2012 by garage mechanic from Wisconsin

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, it meets the O.E specification for performance and safety. A larger friction surface will not improve stopping power. The amount of pressure applied, coefficient of friction and the disc diameter determine stopping force. A bigger pad does not apply more pressure, only the same pressure over a bigger area. The size of the pad matters in terms of heat capacity and wear rate. A larger pad will absorb more initial heat and has better wear characteristics compared with the smaller one.

                    Answered on 1/9/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  I thought these gold pads were ceramic not semi metallic. What is the correct pad material?
                  Asked on 1/26/2011 by Jack from WV

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The material of the brake pads are semi metallic.

                    Answered on 1/27/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                • Q:

                  Why are there no specs. listed for these pads? What makes them worth $10 more than the "silver" pads?
                  Asked on 9/9/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The Golds offer these benefits over the Silver pads:
                    -3 layer premium shims, slots, chamfers
                    -Premium Grade and Extended Life Friction Material
                    -More miles between brake jobs, lowest cost per mile
                    -Minimizes stopping distance and less brake dust

                    Answered on 9/9/2010 by Mike from AAP
                • Q:

                  what cars do these fit?
                  Asked on 4/1/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    These will fit the front brakes on the following vehicles:

                    2005-2008 Buick Lacrosse
                    2005-2007 Buick Terraza
                    2005-2008 Chevrolet Uplander
                    2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
                    2005-2006 Pontiac Montana
                    2007 Saturn Relay-1
                    2005-2007 Saturn Relay-2
                    2005-2007 Saturn Relay-3

                    Answered on 4/28/2010 by Mike from AAP
                • Q:

                  do these come in pairs or are they sold seperately
                  Asked on 11/24/2009 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    They come in sets. This is the set for both front brake sets.

                    Answered on 11/24/2009 by Mike from Advance Auto Parts
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